52 Lives

#240 Vulnerable people

Request: Gifts from a wishlist / Donations

This week, we’d like to help women, children and young people who are living in refuges and supported accommodation in Wales.

These people have fled terrible situations. They have often had to leave their homes with no notice and have minimal – and in some cases no – belongings. They may have had to leave their schools, their friends, their books and toys and now find themselves living in shared accommodation projects and refuges. The lockdown has been difficult and isolating for most of us, but for these vulnerable people it is that much harder.

The refuges and projects are run by a charity called Llamau, who are trying to do whatever they can to help the people they support to feel less isolated and more connected. They said: “This is an extremely testing time and could significantly affect the mental health of people who have already experienced so much trauma in their lives.”

We’d like to help make this time a little bit easier for the families in their refuges, as well as some of the other vulnerable young people they support. 

What We Need

1. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist filled with games, toys, books, arts & crafts. These will be given to the women, children and young people that Llamau supports. To buy a gift, please click the link below. Your gift will be sent directly to Llamau.

2. Donations: We will use any donations to bulk buy some of the other items they need. 100% of what you give will be used to help them. To make a donation, please click the link below. 

3. Kind Messages: We'd love to send some kind messages, drawings and cards along with the gifts. To send a message, please write it in the form below (your contact details will not be passed along) or cards and drawings can be posted to: 52 Lives (Life # 240), PO Box 3154, Reading RG1 9AT.

Buy a Gift


What We Did

Thanks to all of you, they have now received scooters, games, arts & crafts and so many other things to help make this time a little bit easier for them. Thank you so much to everyone who bought a gift, made a donation or sent a kind message. It's helped them to realise that they aren't alone in this, which makes such a difference to their happiness and well-being.